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CARLING CURRIE CUP PREMIER DIVISION

The Toyota Cheetahs dethroned the Airlink Pumas - the 2022 champions from Mbombela - by winning the Carling Currie Cup in 2023. The Pretoria-based Vodacom Bulls won the title in 2020 and 2021. These sides are joined in the 2024 Premier Division by the Hollywoodbets Sharks XV (Durban), DHL WP (Cape Town), Fidelity ADT Lions (Johannesburg), Suzuki Griquas (Kimberley) and Novavit Griffons (Welkom). This season, the teams are divided into two groups of four each by virtue of last year’s standings. The one group will consist of the Cheetahs (No 1 ranked last year), Bulls (4), WP (5) and the Griffons (8), while the second group are the Sharks XV (ranked No 2), Pumas (3), Lions (6) and Griquas (7). Teams will play home and away matches within their respective groups plus a single round of games against sides in the opposite group. In the end, the top four sides on the combined log will progress to the semi-finals, with the two winners set to battle it out in the final on 21 Sept.

The history

The Currie Cup is one of the oldest rugby competitions in the world, with the first games played in 1889, but it was only in 1892 that it became officially known as the Currie Cup. The original participating unions were Western Province, Griqualand West, Transvaal and Eastern Province. The first tournament was held in Kimberley and was won by Western Province. The Currie Cup trophy was donated to South Africa in 1891 by the touring British Isles team - it was given to the tourists by Sir Donald Currie, owner of Union-Castle Lines, the shipping company that transported them to the southern tip of Africa. Sir Donald was clear with his instructions – hand this trophy over to the team in South Africa that gives you the best game. After a spirited display where the unbeaten British Lions narrowly won 3-0, Griqualand West became the first ever holders of the Currie Cup.

Currie Cup Premier Division 2024 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Toyota Cheetahs
2 2 0 0 119 37 82 17 4 10
2
Fidelity ADT Lions
2 2 0 0 101 46 55 13 7 9
3
Vodacom Bulls
2 2 0 0 82 35 47 11 6 9
4
Suzuki Griquas
2 1 1 0 58 75 -17 9 11 6
5
Airlink Pumas
2 1 1 0 65 99 -34 9 14 5
6
Hollywoodbets Sharks
2 0 2 0 56 60 -4 9 8 4
7
DHL Western Province
2 0 2 0 42 67 -25 6 8 2
8
NovaVit Griffons
2 0 2 0 30 134 -104 4 20 0

TOP SCORERS

FIXTURES

Fidelity ADT Lions

19 Jul | Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

15:00

Suzuki Griquas

Vodacom Bulls

19 Jul | Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

17:00

Toyota Cheetahs

NovaVit Griffons

21 Jul | Down Touch Investments Stadium, Welkom

15:00

DHL Western Province

Airlink Pumas

03 Aug | Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

15:00

Hollywoodbets Sharks

RESULTS

14 Jul|Down Touch Investments Stadium, Welkom

NovaVit Griffons

10 - 52

Vodacom Bulls

13 Jul|Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

Toyota Cheetahs

37 - 17

DHL Western Province

12 Jul|Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

Airlink Pumas

21 - 75

Fidelity ADT Lions

12 Jul|Suzuki Stadium, Kimberley

Suzuki Griquas

34 - 31

Hollywoodbets Sharks

CARLING CURRIE CUP PREMIER DIVISION

Carling Currie Cup

The 2024 Carling Currie Cup Bulletin #5

The Fidelity ADT Lions, Vodacom Bulls and Toyota Cheetahs will put their unbeaten status on the line in the third round of the Carling Currie Cup Premier Division, while the two First Division semi-finals will be staged on Saturday afternoon in Wellington and Uitenhage.

Women's Premier and First Divisions

Scramble for play-off places in Premier Division

The two top sides in the Women's Premier Division will clash in Pretoria in a repeat of last year’s final, while matches in Durban, East London and Uitenhage could have crucial consequences for the remaining semi-final contenders.

Carling Currie Cup

The 2024 Carling Currie Cup Bulletin #4

The defending Carling Currie Cup Premier Division champions, the Toyota Cheetahs, as well as the two sides from Gauteng, the Fidelity ADT Lions and Vodacom Bulls, all managed to record their second successive victories of the season, while the semi-finalists for the First Division have been confirmed.

Women's Premier and First Divisions

Sharks move into top four as Daisies boss Dames

The Sharks Women moved past Border Ladies into the top four of the Women’s Premier Division on Saturday, while Sanlam Boland Dames lost ground to DHL Western Province for semi-final hosting rights when they were humbled at home by the Bulls Daisies in round 12 of the tournament.

Women's Premier and First Divisions

Top four sides collide in Women’s Premier Division

The top four sides in the Women’s Premier Division will clash on Saturday in what may just turn out to be a dress rehearsal for the semi-finals, which are a few weeks away.